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  1. This is a bit off track...but...I buddy of mine who went thru Canadore said he was in Dallas at Bell getting a 212 wrenching check out when he was asked if he wanted a 214B check out and a job in Iran...which he took them up on...this was in 1975. What he told me was very interesting.
  2. Its too bad they didn't drop a T-55 in that Kenting S-58...with the wheels you could really haul a load using a runway to get into translation!
  3. Now once you get that 412 single could you run a T-55 with a 4 bladed t/r?
  4. And here is the next question...can you convert a 212 to a 412 and then a 412 single?
  5. They do have an A&W in Dryden...I told you the one about parking an L2 next to the parking lot...Hah!
  6. Totally agree...but with over 45 yrs in I usually worked with guys that were from all over Canada. Few of us had a helicopter company in the town that we grew up in...though I know a few that did. I also know a few guys that started up their own companies after getting a few hundred hours out in the real world. This doesn't happen very often and usually will take a lot of cash which most of us don't or didn't have as a low timer...I only did two big moves and they were 20 years apart.
  7. As mentioned...this is a common problem. It can go both ways which is no big deal if you want to drain and add oil until you get the double lip seals fixed in the gearbox...206 use the same oil in trany and engine...this will also happen in a 407 which is a bigger problem as the oils are different.
  8. Maybe some guys with better memories can remember a few of the other ame's that worked on or taught..Hards was another...never met him but I know his brother.
  9. Well ...I went thru Canadore in 1972-74...can only remember Rod Crowsley...Gerry English...and Charlie Callie...spell may be off!
  10. As we all know...some passengers think they are better pilots than the guy that it flying them around. I have heard to many passengers telling me they have more time in a helicopter than I have...too bad I never flew a ship on a job with duals in it or I would have said...have at er bye. I had a few engineers give it a try with duals installed...panic happened within seconds
  11. As mentioned rocking the trany mount can tell you if the a-frame mount bearings are good or bad as well as the isolation mount under the trany...have seen many of these go bad..and watch the knuckles on those mast studs...lots of skin left on many of those..Hah!
  12. Not that this is revelent to your situation...you should try to get an trany oil cap off of a 407...when they are cold they are are bear!
  13. Some good replies here...I would get rid of that zip tie asap ...those things get brittle when exposed to heat and oil...it definitely doesn't meet Bell M&M requirements I can tell you and that hose has seen better days...you are also suppose to have clamps on that hose that attach to the trany mount. Of course nobody does....it will eventually saw a hole thru your cowling...just saying...and definitely rock the trany when checking the oil level...if you are even a little bit off level you will not be getting a correct indication of the oil level. Too much is worse than a little low..I saw a 206 trany spew oil out once from being too full...passengers notified the pilot that oil was running down the rear right window. Now the one about overfilling the hydraulic res was a good one...you can't overfill that one but don't put trany oil in the hydraulic system..DOOH!
  14. Totally agree...but we get asked to do stuff like that all the time...ridiculous and risky...I could tell you some good stories about drip torching! Or back in the day when we used the ping pong balls to light a fire...have a really good one about the fire in the back seat!!!
  15. Talked with a couple of buddies that were/is in Dryden's field of dreams...last count was 18 mediums sitting hoping to get hired.
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